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Intelligent Building Management with Holistic Digital Lighting

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Honeywell International Inc.ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN ILClanton and Associates, Inc

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The objectives of this project were to demonstrate energy reductions from lighting, HVAC, and plug-loads at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, OK, in both an office area 5,000 square feet and a high-bay area 21,000 square feet, through a commercially available advanced lighting control system by integrating the dense sensor network from the lighting system with the pre-existing Building Management System and enable occupancy-based HVAC control. This project demonstrated the deep energy savings possible by going beyond simple lamp replacements and instead incorporating advanced lighting controls enabled by a fine-grained sensor network with light-emitting diode LED luminaires. The project developed a holistic method to lighting retrofits, applicable to both high-bay and office environments on military installations. This holistic method integrated sensed occupancy needed for the advanced lighting controls into the building automation system and optimized the HVAC control and plug-loads accordingly. Other lighting retrofits incorporate ambient light sensors and occupancy sensors, but at a much coarser level. While those attempts need to control a zone of lighting around each sensor, this innovative approach to combine the sensor with the luminaire allows for a finer level of control which translates into deeper energy savings.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

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[A, Approved For Public Release]